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Wyoming Cigarette Tax Won’t Go Up

A bill that would have increased the cigarette tax in Wyoming was defeated last week in a State Senate Committee. The bill would have increased the taxes paid on a pack of cigarettes from 60 to 90 cents. The bill faced oppositions from both sides, with convenience store owners worried the Continue reading

CO Smokers Might Pay More For Cigarettes

cigarettetaxColorado has the 12th-lowest cigarette tax in the nation, but that could change come November. If Amendment 72 passes, smokers will pay a tax of $2.59 per pack, instead of the 84 cents per pack currently charged. Supporters say it’ll raise $315.7 million a year for the state, with about $54 million allocated to Continue reading

Cigarette Taxes Could Triple

CIG TAXA ballot initiative that would triple the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes has received enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The “New cigarette and tobacco taxes” initiative would increase the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes from 84 cents to $2.59 per pack, and the taxes on other tobacco products would increase to 22%. If passed Continue reading

Cigarette Sales Up In Colorado

NO SMOKINGCigarette sales were up last year in Colorado for the first time in nearly a decade according to the state Department of Public Health and Environment.  Numbers show that 1.1 million more packs were bought in 2015 compared to 2014.  However, the overall number of smokers continues to drop.  More than a million fewer people smoked in 2014 than in 2004.   Colorado Continue reading

Fire danger high in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties

fire-danger-high-signFire officials are reminding hunters and recreationists to be careful when using fire outdoors. With the end of the growing season and lack of recent rain vegetation is extremely dry and ready to burn.  Recent wildland fires have been human-caused by faulty equipment and one roadside fire Continue reading

Cigarette Smoking Declining in Colorado

NO SMOKINGWhile cigarette smoking continues to decline in Colorado, addiction to tobacco continues to plague certain groups more than others, according to the 2012 Attitudes and Behaviors Survey on Health recently released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  The report shows Continue reading